Posts by Lucinda Secrest McDowell

A Shocking Peace

Last week a fellow Christian author and his wife and grandchildren were murdered, along with the workman at their home. This godly doctor, father, and friend to many who wrote “Angels in the ER” is now amongst the angels. Recently Dr. Robert Lesslie penned these words on his blog, “One day when I depart this…

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For All Those Agonizing Moments…

A dozen years ago I had the great privilege of spending time during Lent in the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem. In the Easter story, Jesus’ time in the Garden is one that pierces my soul every time I think of all He encountered. So it was especially poignant to be there amongst the olive…

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What Do You Want Me to Do for You?

Do you ever just want more? More peace. More purpose. More power. Your desire is calling you deeper. Not to just know all about God but to know Him intimately. That desire from within is a hunger for more of God. The Almighty. The King of kings and Lord of lords. Creator and sustainer of…

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Words to Fight Life’s Battles

What if evil hijacked your youth and held you captive for years and years? When escape to a new life was finally achieved, you would vow to stay as far away from your former captors as possible, right? Well, maybe not. Maybe you would choose to return to your land of captivity and “conquer evil…

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Our Pieced-Together Past Year

One year ago our whole world changed. I remember mid-March oh so well. I had spent the last 3 weeks of February in bed with a horrible flu and bronchitis (!) but was finally back teaching at the high school. Already the news flashes of this novel “coronavirus” were becoming more and more alarming and…

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What if We Lived as a Blessing?

Sometimes I think the word “blessing” has a bit of a bad rap these days. Almost tongue in cheek; overused; you know, that whole “Bless your heart” insincerity kind of thing. Plus, too many people seem to immediately think of material things when they hear “blessing.” I’m not saying that some blessings are not of…

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When Called to Do the Impossible…

Perhaps you have been called to do something which seems to you impossible. At first the clear response seems an abrupt “no.” Surely God wouldn’t want me to sully His Name by totally botching this thing which I am utterly unqualified to do… you reason to yourself. Then you decide to pray about it. And…

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40 Days to Reflect & Renew

This year, I’m so ready for this season of Lent — 40 days to Reflect and Renew. I need this, don’t you? If observing Lent is new to you, let me just say that it’s way more than giving up something. There is much to receive as well. When I was growing up in south…

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Why Is It So Hard to Believe God Loves Me?

Not feeling very loved today? Tired of seeing all the Valentine hype — flowers, candy, and romance? Perhaps circumstances of life have left you feeling trapped or unworthy – or even far from the God who made you and loves you. My favorite love verse in the Bible occurs when God’s chosen people have strayed…

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Blessing You with Silence

As a word girl, I thrive on writing, speaking, and these regular connections with you. In fact, I deliberately chose “Blessing” as my word for 2021 so that I could be proactive in doing my part to be a blessing to each person and situation I encounter. My deepest desire is to see you, hear…

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